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've just actually just straight from a meeting with president karzai of afghanistan who here in london for this conference. and i think it's important that the government of afghanistan does more to demonstrate that it's toughing out corruption. that it's embarking on property government and proper reform. but i think we should be clear, you know, we're not in afghanistan. to back up one particular government or one particular individual. and i don't think we're in afghanistan, frankly, to produce the perfect jeffersonian democracy. we're there because we do nt want ala and the taliban to have control of that country again. and we should have a pretty hard-headed view that what we are in this for is some basic level of stability and security so that country doesn't threaten our own security back at home any more. >> do you believe -- >> and in that case we did:bring our troops home. >> rose: do you believe that can be achieved in the next two years because the president said et cetera's going to begin to think about bringing american troops back after 18 months. >> my view is, obviousl
ghanistan saf and r own country sar. >> rose: d president karzai s anything toou that assured you of whatever misgivingsou might have about corruption and the dependence ofis governmen on foreignelp. >> well, i have rsed-- i've been leader of the opposition for four years. i'veeen to afanistan every year. i've matt president karzai on pretty much every occasion. i thinit was the sixth time iave met him this morning. what say is ihave always raised the issue of corruption. and the assurances e alwa given. but we nd to do more, there is nooubt there is still a level corruptn. it is to the just in the ghan government, but in me of the provinces as well you know, i think we can have an overromant sized view about the sorof country afghanian is. it is a desperatelyoor cotry in a very backwards stage of develment. and we have to have realistic assessmes of what we can achieve. >> rose: and i in fact, the liban gain control of afghanistan it will prode a haven for al qaeda which is unceptable. >> of course. i mes that's why 're there. it's becausehat when the liban were runnin afghanist
.s.ilitary. particularlyhen they've been rking together so well recently. >>ose: do you have great confiden in the karzai governmentthat they will be a rtner this snefrt i think we cannot look only toll the national governmenof afghanistan. this is a young govement. they've got ep sysmic flaws they are rdened wh corruption but it is a stggling decracy. but we need to look beyond that at a village level. is is all about polics and as the late tip o'nei said, all politicss local. it's rtainly case in counterterrorism, unterinsurgency. d i think that's the way we must approach it. it's notust capitalto capit nation to naon. th is a fight aboutthe people and forhe people. >> rose: turn your attentn to al qaeda and how they see the world. and where do they get thei momentum and where do they get their strength and where do they get their opportunity. there are many theories and my ess-- and that's all i is s that it may well be about glalization and the growthf free market societies,he owth of liberal institution around the world. and if you lookt in in those terms, we'v made remarkab progre. the u.s. and our
in the karzai government th they will be a partr this snefrt i think we caot look only toll the national government of afghanistan. this is a young governme. they've got deep systemilaws they are burded with couption but it is a struggng democry. but we need to look beyond that at a village level thiss all about politic and as the late tip o'neill sd, all politics is local. it's certnly case in counterterrorism, counrinsurgency. and think that's e way we must approach it. it's not jus capital to capital nation to nation this ia fight about th people and for the people. >> rose:urn your attention to al qaeda and how they see t wod. d where do they get thr momentum and where do they get their strength a where do they get their opportunity. >> there are many theories and myguess-- and that's allt sds that it m well be about obalization and the growth of free market societies, the growth of liberal institutis around the world. and if you look at in in those terms, wee made remarkle progss. the u.s. and our aies, we've won the cold war and i think thathe change that'soming to the ddle east, c
year i' been to ghanistan every year. i've matt president karzai on pretty muc every occasion. i thk it was the sixth time have met him this morning. wh i say is i have always raised the issue o corruption. and the assuranceare alys given. but weeed to do more, there is no doubt there is still a leveof corruion. it is to the just i the afghan government, but in some of the provinces as well. you know, i think we can have a overromant sized view about the st of country afghastan is. it is a desperately poor untry in a very backwars stage of devopment. and we have to have realistic assessnts of what we can achieve. >> rose: andf, in fact, thtaliban gain control of afghanistan it will pvide a haven for al qaeda which is acceptable. >> of course i ans that's whywe're there. it's becau that when the taliban were runng afghanista the terroris training camps werthere. if y lookt the cvs of thbombers on 9/11, you know, almost every singl one of tm had been through afghan terrorist training camp. and this isin the british national interest, as well as in the u. national interest my we was ne
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